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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III
p370
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(Born Ill.)

Godfrey H. MacDonald

(Ap'd Ill.)

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Born Chicago, IL.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1878, to June 13, 1883, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 13, 1883.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., Oct. 1, 1883, to June 30, 1884, — Ft. Maginnis, Mon., and in the field (on Rifle Competition, July to Sep., 1885), to May 19, 1887, — Ft. Assinniboine, Mon., and in the field, to Aug. 25, 1887, — and Ft. Buford, Dak., to Aug. 27, 1887; under instruction at the Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Sep. 1, 1887, to June 23, 1889; and on frontier duty at Ft. Assinniboine, Mon., Sep. 20, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p372
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Assinniboine, Mont., to Nov., 1890; commanding Indian scouts at Fort Keogh, Mont.,

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 1st Cavalry, March 9, 1891)

 p373  to June, 1891; organizing and commanding Troop L, 3d Cavalry (Indians), at Fort Bennett, S. D., to Nov. 3, 1891, and at Fort Meade, S. D., to Dec. 31, 1891; at Governor's Island, N. Y., as Aide-de‑camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Howard, Jan. 19, 1892 to Nov. 8, 1894; (Regimental Quartermaster, Nov. 22, 1894 to June 1, 1898); garrison duty at Fort Grant, Ariz., Nov. 22, 1894 to May 20, 1895; at Fort Riley, Kan., to April 19, 1898; with regiment at Camp Thomas, Ga., to May, 1898.

(Captain and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898)

— Assistant Adjutant-General, 1st Division, 1st Corps, May 18 to 21, 1898, and Aide-de‑camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Arnold, May 14 to June 26, 1898; Assistant Adjutant-General, 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 4th Corps,

(Major and Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 13, 1898)

to Sept., 1898. — Chief Ordnance Officer, 4th Corps, to Oct., 1898; of the 2d Division, 4th Corps, to Nov. 19, 1898; of the 1st Division, 7th Corps,

(Captain of Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, March 2, 1899)

to March 26, 1899. — At Atlanta, Ga., as Acting Judge Advocate, Department of the Gulf, April 7

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, May 12, 1899)

to June 12, 1899. — En route and with regiment at Bayamo, Cuba, to Jan., 1900; at Manzanillo, Cuba, to ––––

Vol. V
p344
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: At Manzanillo, Cuba, to April 24, 1902; left Cuba, April 24, 1902; arrived Fort Robinson, Neb., May 4, 1902; garrison duty, to May 16, 1902; leave, May 17; at United States Military Academy, Aug. 20, 1902 to Aug. 28, 1906 (Senior Cavalry Instructor).

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Feb. 1, 1903)

— Leave, to Oct. 15, 1906; Fort Clark, Tex., Oct. 17, 1906 to Nov. 30, 1907; en route to Philippine Islands, to Jan. 2, 1908; at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., Jan. 3, 1908 to –––––.

(Regimental Adjutant, June 6, 1909)

Vol. VI
p355
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Godfrey Harryb MacDonald, Born Jan. 15, 1858.)

Military History. —

Captain, 10th Cavalry, March 2, 1899

Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Feb. 1, 1904.

At Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., Jan. 3, 1908, to July 14, 1909; en route to U. S. and on leave of absence, July 15, to

(Major, 9th Cavalry, Aug. 22, 1909)

Aug. 28, 1909; at Washington, D. C., student officer at Army War College, Sept. 4, 1909, to

(Transferred to 13th Cavalry, July 7, 1910)

Oct. 31, 1910; on leave of absence, Nov. 1 to Dec. 29, 1910; at Fort Riley, Kans., commanding 2nd Squadron, Jan. 7, 1911, to Oct. 25, 1912; at Columbus, N. M., Oct. 27, 1912, to March 22, 1913; at Fort Bliss, Texas, on detached service, March 23 to April 10, 1913; at Douglas, Arizona, member of Examining Board, April 21 to May 4, 1913; at Fort  p356 Bliss, Texas, Adjutant, 2nd Cavalry Brigade, May 6 to June 10, 1913; at Chicago, Ill., Inspector-Instructor of Militia, June 15, 1913, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, Jan. 4, 1914)

Aug. 12, 1914; (acting Adjutant-General, Central Department, Sept. 9 to Oct. 7, 1913); at Washington, D. C., sick in Walter Reed General Hospital, Aug. 1 to 27, 1914.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 31, 1914,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Jan. 15, 1918, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 60.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1918.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Notes:

a Col. MacDonald's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b On his tombstone (q.v.), his middle name is given as Harrison.


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